Tallebudgera Creek

  • Palm Beach QLD

About Tallebudgera Creek

Tallebudgera Creek or Tally as the locals call it, is famous for its sparkling water and ideal swimming conditions. It was even voted Best Swimming Spot in Australia in 2019.

Framed by Palm Beach on one side and Burleigh Heads National Park on the other, Tallebudgera Creek is a mecca for all things water sports.

For years, Tallebudgera Creek has been a summer hot spot for not only Gold Coasters but also Brisbane City slickers making their way down for a day trip. With many of them enjoying the beautiful waters of the creek before enjoying a short stroll across the bridge into the lush rainforests of Burleigh Heads National Park, which is full of scenic walking tracks and the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you can learn about the local indigenous history.

Tallebudgera Creek is also home to the Neptune Royal Life Saving Club which was founded in 1928 as a women’s only club.

How To Get There

Tallebudgera Creek has a large car park at the south side of the creek behind Neptune’s Surf Club, however, it does get very busy especially on the weekends and during holiday periods. There is also a smaller car park with only a handful of car parks on the northern side but you have to get there early to secure a park here.

If the car parks are all full you can park over a Burleigh and walk across Burleigh Hill which is only a 15 minute walk around the headland which gives stunning views over the ocean and creek.

Alternately, you can catch buses 700 or 765 to get there.

While You're There

Tallebudgera Creek is a mecca for water sports with many enjoying fishing, tubing, boating and SUPing throughout the creek.

If swimming is enough of a water sport for you, enjoy the beautiful Burleigh Heads National Park where you can walk either the lower or upper trails with the lower giving you spectacular views of the ocean seeing up to Surfers Paradise and down to Snapper Rocks. You will often see bush turkeys and basking water dragon lizards along the trail.

Located on the north side of Tallebudgera Creek is the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Here you can learn about the Kombumerri people of the Yugambeh language group and their Dreamtime stories.

After all that activity you are looking for a bite to eat and Custard Canteen located right at Tallebudgera Creek is known for its amazing coffee and tasty pastry treats, with the Portuguese custard tart a fan favourite. The Tallebudgera Surf Lifesaving Club also has great coffee and meals.

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